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Featured news in this section focuses on Nevada, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada Health Link), the Nevada Division of Insurance (in the Department of Business and Industry), and actions by the state legislature affecting insurance brokers and clients. 

What’s Being Done To Address Nevada’s Dire Mental Health Care Workforce Shortages?

Nevada ranks last in the country in overall mental health, according to a 2022 report released by UNLV that looks at the prevalence of mental health issues and access to care, among others. The state has faced long-standing issues of provider shortages for years, said John Packham, associate dean for the University of Nevada Reno’s School of ...

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Industry Group Joins Governor In Dissing State Public Option, Physicians’ Group Pushes Back

In an ongoing battle to implement a public health care option in Nevada, an organization allied with the insurance and health care industries released a report Monday arguing the public option would exacerbate the state’s provider shortage and reduce access to care.

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Nevada To Resume Procedural Medicaid Disenrollments In January

Nevada plans to resume disenrollment for procedural causes in January for people who received requalification packets in November, said Kristle Muessle, the public information officer for the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

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Nevada Faces Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors As Appointment Times Lengthen

Lack of available residency positions, lower wages and doctor burnout has led to physician shortage

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Enrollment Opens For Government-Subsidized Health Insurance Plans Through Nevada Health Link

Wednesday marked the start of the 76-day open enrollment period for health or dental care plans through Nevada Health Link, the state’s health insurance marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act for Nevadans who are uninsured, do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, and are not getting coverage through their employer.

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Nevada’s Public Option Begins In 2026. Here’s What It Means For Your Health Insurance

The cost of everything is going up, and that includes health care. Kaiser Health says the average premium for employer-sponsored health care jumped nearly 7% for both individual and family coverage this year.

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Insured Rates Up, But Nevada Medicaid Still Struggles Decade After Expansion

Nearly a decade after Nevada implemented Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the results are in — the state’s uninsured rate has plummeted, but challenges still plague the state’s health care ecosystem.

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Medicare May Worsen Health Care Workforce Shortage

There’s a health care crisis here in Nevada. Health care providers and treatment centers are dealing with crippling staff shortages, with Nevada ranking 45th in the nation for the number of active physicians per 100,000 residents, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Cigna Expands Medicare Advantage Presence To Nevada

Cigna has announced the expansion of its Medicare Advantage (MA) presence to Nevada. The health insurance giant said it would launch the MA plan in two Las Vegas-area counties with a $0 premium plan. Cigna already offers Medicare Supplement plans and stand-alone prescription drug plans throughout the state. The plan will initially be available to ...

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State Leaders Discuss Future Of Public Health In Nevada

Public health leaders from state and local health authorities came together for the Nevada Public Health Association’s annual conference, hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno to discuss the future of public health in Nevada.

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